Some current ideas about the evolution of the human life history

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Anthropology
Creator Hawkes, Kristen
Other Author Jones, Nicholas Blurton; O'Connell, James F.
Title Some current ideas about the evolution of the human life history
Date 1999
Description Human life history is characterised by a long juvenile period (weaning to reproductive maturity), and a long post-reproductive lifespan in females. How do we explain the differences between our nearest relatives, the great apes, and ourselves? This chapter summarises some recent attempts to use life history models on data from contemporary hunter-gatherers, and other noncontracepting populations with little access to modern medicine.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
First Page 140
Last Page 166
Subject Human life history; Fertility; Apes; Juvenile period
Subject LCSH Life cycle, Human; Fertility
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Jones, N. B., Hawkes, K., & O'Connell, J. F. (1999). Some current ideas about the evolution of the human life history, in Lee, P. C., ed. Comparative primate socioecology, 140-166.
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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